Alcohol and Drug Use Statistics in Millcreek, UT
Statistics on drug and alcohol use in Millcreek break the town into two locations—Millcreek South and Millcreek East. Here are some statistics on substance abuse for both Millcreek and Salt Lake County.2,3
In Salt Lake County, 8,087 people sought out substance use disorder treatment in 2021.
Most people in Salt Lake County between the ages of 35 and 44 entered treatment for alcohol misuse followed closely by methamphetamines.
Levels of Substance Abuse Treatment
The following levels of care are designed to meet various addiction treatment needs. Some Utah residents move through the entire continuum of care, while others require only the less intensive levels.
Detox is often the initial step of treatment. It is the process of safely clearing your system of all drugs and alcohol. It occurs in a supervised setting such as a hospital or inpatient facility.
Residential or Inpatient
Residential or inpatient treatment involves living at a facility and receiving 24/7 supervised care. In these settings, you typically participate in individual, group, and family therapy sessions, and you may receive medication and additional holistic therapies.
Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs)
PHPs offer many of the same treatment methods used in inpatient care. However, you only stay at the facility during treatment times, then return home.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)
IOPs provide several hours of treatment each week, including individual and group therapy. This type of program is a step down from partial hospitalization, allowing Utah residents to attend therapy from home while fulfilling work and school obligations during non-treatment times.
Standard outpatient programs are typically appropriate for individuals who have mild addictions and strong support systems. This level of care involves two to three hours of care per week, usually with a therapist in their office or at an outpatient clinic.
Aftercare, also called relapse prevention, provides ongoing support after you have completed inpatient or outpatient treatment. It may include 12-step meetings and continued therapy sessions.
How to Pay for Drug Rehab in Millcreek, Utah
By law, all insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment services to some extent. However, specific coverage varies by plan, so Utah residents must contact their provider to confirm coverage, including any copays or deductibles that may apply.
Medicaid is a government program that provides insurance coverage for Utah residents who meet low-income requirements. This coverage includes inpatient and outpatient Utah drug rehab services. Residents who wish to use Medicaid to pay for SUD treatment must receive services from a Utah rehab that accepts Medicaid as a form of payment.
Medicare is a federal insurance program for Utah residents who are age 65 or older, have certain disabilities, or have end-stage renal disease or ALS. Medicare Part A covers certain rehab services, and Part B and Part D cover other aspects of treatment. Typically, residents must pay a deductible or copay for treatment. However, the rehab facility must be a Medicare-approved rehab and accept Medicare as a method of payment.
TRICARE in Utah
TRICARE in Utah (West region) is a program that serves veterans and military personnel. It provides health insurance for these individuals and their families. Coverage includes addiction treatment; however, each plan varies as to what coverage is included.
Sliding Scale Rehabs
Sliding-scale rehabs allow Utah residents to pay only what they can afford based on their income. They must provide proof of income to qualify. Often, these discounts are not advertised, so Utah residents must inquire about them to learn if they are available.
IHS-Funded Drug Rehabs
IHS (Indian Health Service) provides free or low-cost SUD treatment services for Native Americans and Native Alaskans.
Getting to and Getting Around Millcreek, UT
Millcreek is just 8 miles south of Salt Lake City, which makes it a convenient option if you are looking for detox at a drug or alcohol rehab outside of the metro area. Below is some helpful information about Millcreek and the surrounding area whether you are traveling to receive addiction treatment at a Millcreek inpatient or outpatient rehab or visiting a friend or family member.
- Salt Lake City International Airport is located 12 miles away.
- Millcreek is not a walkable city, and most errands will require a car.
- The Utah Transit Authority does have bus routes that run through Millcreek.
- If you’re looking for another way to get around town without a car, Millcreek offers what it calls the Bird Scooters, which are available when weather permits.
- Millcreek Canyon is just over 4 miles east of the city and offers trails for hiking, running, and biking in the summer and cross-country skilling and snowshoeing in the winter. The area also offers stunning views of the Wasatch Mountains.
- Millcreek is the home of Nathaniel Baldwin, the inventor of headphones. His former factory is now a mixed-use arts space.
Utah Alcohol and Drug Laws
Utah lawmakers have enacted the following policies regarding substance use and misuse:1,2,3,4
LifeBOAT Act: The Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment Act is designed to expand the number of treatment facilities available in Utah, including inpatient, outpatient, and medication-assisted treatment facilities.
Good Samaritan Laws: These laws encourage Utah residents to call 911 if they or someone they know is overdosing on drugs or alcohol. The laws protect these individuals from prosecution for minor drug offenses if they seek help from authorities during an overdose situation.
Naloxone Standing Order: In Utah, pharmacists can dispense naloxone to family and friends of anyone who is at risk of opioid overdose, without a prescription.
Problem-solving Courts: Utah drug courts focus on eliminating drug addiction as a long-term solution to crime. The courts provide access to rehabilitation services. Offenders undergo court supervision and drug testing to encourage sobriety and end the cycle of substance abuse and criminal activity.
- Utah Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Substance Use and Mental Health Data Portal Home.
- Utah Department of Health. (2021). Health Indicator Report of Drug Overdose and Poisoning Incidents.
- Salt Lake County Health Department. (2022). Community Profiles.